RE: Driven: McLaren MP4-12C

RE: Driven: McLaren MP4-12C

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Snoggledog

6,320 posts

175 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Stuart said:
The orange device on the current logo is meant to be an evolution of the Kiwi bird from the original. It's pretty much evolved into something which looks completely different, granted, but that is where the orange thing comes from.
Er. Someone's been feeding you a big bowl of marketing soup. That's complete and utter b*%£*&ks and you well know it.

MIP1983

198 posts

163 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Does the new induction system make a nice difference to the sound? How does it compare to how it was previously?

JRich174

7 posts

119 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Does the picture of the dashboard say there is 10 miles Range left?! But on the right there is quarter of a tank left! 40 miles to tank?! lol

P9UNK

120 posts

116 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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I totally agre with your description of the looks, and when looking at an Evo video on YT where it was parked next to a 458 found the looks debate groundless...it looks amazing. Interesting too that the MP4 links back to the old GP cars (I learnt this reading the piece on Senna's airfix kit F1)) ok I should have known that...and then some choose to say the name doesn't work....Senna, F1, what a strange media world we live in.

MitchT

13,202 posts

167 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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This image illustrates why true, uncompromisingly low-slung, supercars will always have that ‘wow factor’ that other high-performance cars lack. It makes the 911 (which I admit is fundamentally a great car) look like an SUV!

marctwo

3,666 posts

218 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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I'll have mine in Button spec black please...


CliveM

502 posts

143 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Great write up, a pleasure to read with a welcome dose of common sense (alongside the fast car day....)

TVRWannabee

524 posts

205 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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A good write-up and I have to say I thought the car looked scrumptious in that colour at Wilton House.

It's much better in the flesh than in the photos (good photos in the article by the way). When is this National Fast Car Day? I had better start saving now.

yum

Riggers

1,859 posts

136 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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marctwo said:
I'll have mine in Button spec black please...

Aye... but £500k's a bit tasty for a 12C isn't it? wink

Stuart

11,621 posts

209 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Snoggledog said:
Er. Someone's been feeding you a big bowl of marketing soup. That's complete and utter b*%£*&ks and you well know it.
Note my use of the word "meant"

However that is, I can assure you, what the good folks at McLaren believe to be the function of that Orange swoopey thing on the logo. The colour is intentional too - it borrows the colour of shield from the original logo.

marctwo

3,666 posts

218 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Riggers said:
marctwo said:
I'll have mine in Button spec black please...

Aye... but £500k's a bit tasty for a 12C isn't it? wink
Seems like being in the Daily Mail doesn't do anything for residuals, it's already down to 170k...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-20277...

anniesdad

14,572 posts

196 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Sorry? £500k, to what does that relate? The RRP of Button's specced 12C?

Mafioso

2,313 posts

172 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Lovely car but why is a British made and Britsh registered car a LHD? It seems Button's it too.

Captain Beaky

1,389 posts

242 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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marctwo said:
I'll have mine in Button spec black please...

Me too, that looks a lot better to my eye.

Chris-R

754 posts

145 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Mafioso said:
Lovely car but why is a British made and Britsh registered car a LHD? It seems Button's it too.
Our loaner was a final pre-production prototype - lots of testing done overseas, so perhaps it made sense?

alexpa

644 posts

130 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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MitchT said:

This image illustrates why true, uncompromisingly low-slung, supercars will always have that ‘wow factor’ that other high-performance cars lack. It makes the 911 (which I admit is fundamentally a great car) look like an SUV!
I agree!

epom

7,092 posts

119 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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thats looking better every time i see it !!

Stu R

21,410 posts

173 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Black for me too please. With black wheels. And black leather interior. Orange stitching and brake calipers though, company colours see. Ta.

smartypants

47,208 posts

127 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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I'm really warming to it.

However they touched on a point about usability on the roads. Are "supercars" just getting to usable, and too easy to drive at silly speeds, that the only driving enjoyment you can get at them is pushing them to the edge and that these days is only on a track?

Give me a Caterham for driving pleasure any day of the week over that - but I'll have the McLaren for being seen in please smile


Chris-R

754 posts

145 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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anniesdad said:
Sorry? £500k, to what does that relate? The RRP of Button's specced 12C?
'Ours' came out at (deep breath) £220,840.

RRP £168,500

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CF splitter 2,130
CF turning vanes 2,130
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Stealth pack 770

Carbon ceramic brakes 9,770
Calliper paint 850
Wheels 2,980

Leccy memory seats 2,550
CF interior upgrade 2,980
Leather sport interior 3,400
CF seat backs 2,980
Contrast stitching on dash 260

Tyre pressure monitor 640
Parking sensors 1,530
Tracking system 600
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